Category: Insects

How to Get Rid of Cellar Spiders

Wondering how to get rid of cellar spiders? If a cellar spider infestation is suspected, contact a licensed pest control professional for assistance. Spider control is a multi-step process that includes inspection of the home or building, accurate identification, prevention, sanitation and... more
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Home Termite Damage

Termites can create significant damage to a home. They can chew through a foundation causing a collapse, eat through plastic plumbing or damage swimming pool liners. If termites are a common problem in your area, or you have had them before, it is a good idea to have an exterminator inspect your... more
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Stink Bugs Hanging Around

Brown marmorated stink bugs will not cause structural damage or reproduce in homes. They do not bite people or pets. Although they are not known to transmit disease or cause physical harm, the insect produces a pungent, malodorous chemical and when handling the bug, the odor is transferred... more
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Termite Evidence

If you are looking for evidence of termites, watch out for “mud tubes”, cracked or bubbling paint (which could also be a sign of water damage), or wood that sounds hollow when you knock on it. For the actual termites be on the lookout for discarded wings on window sills and at door entries.... more
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An Easy Way to Spot Cockroaches

Assuming you haven’t already spotted a sucker skittering around, cockroach feces are relatively easy to spot. Look for small, dark, “pepper-like” bits (as some exterminators describe it) on counter tops or in drawers. The nocturnal bugs seek out dark, wet places to hide and breed, so be sure... more
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Termite Infestations and Feeding

Subterranean termites invade homes from the soil around and beneath the structure. Infestations occur when subterranean termite workers locate structural wood in contact with soil or when termites build shelter tubes from the soil across foundation walls and into structural wood. Subterranean... more
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First aid for stings

Wash the site with soap and water. Remove the stinger using gauze wiped over the area or by scraping a fingernail over the area. Never squeeze the stinger or use tweezers. Apply ice to reduce swelling. Do not scratch the sting, as this may increase swelling, itching and risk of... more
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Fall may bring more aggressive hornets and wasps

Depending on where you live, you may notice a bit more aggression from hornets and wasps these days. This is due to the change in season and the life cycle of the insects and their nests, experts say. Crowding and a diminishing food supply could cause wasps to be more aggressive to anyone that... more
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Prevent roaches, mice, and rats by following these simple tips

Pest –Proof  Your Food Store all boxed or loose food in containers that seal tight – plastic, glass or coffee cans with lids. Store as much food in your refrigerator as you can, especially foods you keep for a long time, such as flours, rice and nuts. To store large bags of pet... more
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Why are Roaches Bad?

American cockroaches are a host organism for at least 33 kinds of bacteria, as well as several parasites and pathogens that can adversely affect humans. On top of that, cockroaches have been found by researchers to exacerbate both seasonal allergies and asthma in people of all ages, with those in... more
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